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Italian boss makes laughable Sir Alex Ferguson comparison

Genoa boss Gian Piero Gasparini has suggested he could be in for a Sir Alex Ferguson type stint at the club.

Sir Alex Ferguson's legacy lives on around Europe, with bosses itching to attach their name to him in aid of a good soundbite.

Juventus manager Antonio Conte previously said he wanted to stay at the Turin club long enough to be compared to the Scotsman, and with his early record of winning two Scudettos with the club, you can see how it could be possible.

Genoa boss Gian Piero Gasperini on the other hand, is not known for his longevity.

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He was famously sacked by Inter Milan after just five Serie A games in 2011, which included four losses.

This weekend he said he feels positive about his Genoa future after their 2-1 win over Chievo.

"This result gives us the confidence to do something good. Ferguson of Genoa? There is great respect towards me, I hope to reciprocate. I know very well that every time it starts again, but I am satisfied with my choice to come back here.

"My career has always been on the rise but the last two years. With Inter and Palermo did not go well for different reasons, here I hope to do something good."

He can say that again. After his sacking at Inter he took over at Palermo, and 18 months later they were relegated to Serie B.

His previous stint at Genoa did last four seasons, between 2006 and 2010, so it is easy to see why he feels he can rebuild his career at the club.

But with the Rossoblu sitting in 15th in Serie A, we are not going to hold our breath on Gasperini emulating Ferguson and still being in charge in two decades time.

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